The 2011 Travelers Championship will generate in excess of $1 million for charity, including commitments from Travelers, bringing the tournament's total 2011 charitable contribution to an amount on par with the champion's $1.08 million winnings.
The announcement was made by Travelers Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jay Fishman today during the final round of competition at the Travelers Championship.
The tournament contributes 100 percent of net proceeds to more than 130 local charities including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which provides an extraordinary camp experience for children suffering from cancer and other serious diseases.
"The week has been a tremendous success, capped off by a terrific finish by champion Fredrik Jacobson," said Fishman. "This additional contribution is a way for Travelers to show our appreciation for the commitment and participation of the players, fans, sponsors, volunteers and countless others who made the week possible."
Travelers is proud to mark its fifth year as title sponsor of the Travelers Championship. A focus for 2011 has been to create new partnerships for the tournament to help raise awareness and funds for more charities, while continuing to deliver a tremendous experience for players and their families, caddies, sponsors and, most importantly, the fans.
The tournament offers fundraising programs that allow any charity in the state to use the tournament to raise funds. Additionally, Travelers and its employees annually participate in Birdies for Charity, a program that collects pledges for every birdie made during the Travelers Championship, to raise additional funds for the tournament's charities.
"We congratulate 19-year-old Patrick Cantlay for his inspired play during the week, shooting a course record of 60, the lowest round ever for an amateur on the PGA TOUR," said Fishman. "We also extend our personal thanks to Tournament Director Nathan Grube and his staff as well as TPC River Highlands Superintendent Tom DeGrandi and his team for doing a tremendous job this week. We look forward to another successful tournament in 2012."
The 2012 Travelers Championship will be held June 18 - 24 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.